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A credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. The Light Phone is your phone away from phone.
A credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. The Light Phone is your phone away from phone.
A credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. The Light Phone is your phone away from phone.
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It's important to remember that Kickstarter is not a store but a pledge of your support for designers who are independently bringing a product to life. The interesting side of this risk, and the reason we are turning to Kickstarter, is that you are getting a radically transparent look into the process of how things get designed and manufactured.

We’ve already nailed down our electronic manufacturing supplier for the production of The Light Phone, and have been working closely as we design the phone to ensure that we can manufacture Light. Early prototypes have been produced, however when manufacturing any physical goods there are sure to be unforeseen challenges, both big and small. We promise to be open and transparent in our communications in timing and design changes.

Some of the foreseen risks and challenges:
1) Trade off between battery life and phone thickness
2) Visibility of lights of keypad and display under direct sunlight
3) Contract between The Light Phone and phone carrier.
4) Funding for mass production.

We have engineers managing our daily activities overseas and we will be spending a lot of time in China to ensure design integrity. We feel confident the The Light Phone will be successfully produced, but when manufacturing—especially overseas—some delays should be expected. We have done our best to account for this in our timeline, but we will be updating all of our backers with the latest information until the shipments are made.

The Light Phone is a product we feel deeply passionate about and have being working on it relentlessly for the past 8 months within the Google’s 30 Weeks incubator. And now with your support, we can make Light a reality and bring a little human back into the direction of technology.

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    Light Book. We are designing a book that documents the process of building the Light Phone. Including photos, drawings and essays, it will cover the entire story from ideation to insights into the manufacturing process.

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    Both a shirt and process book. This reward will ship in multiple parts. The Light shirt will ship in July of 2015, and the book will follow in June of 2016.

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    Early Bird Special: the Light Phone, shirt, process book and a limited edition (surprise) archival print solely for these first backers. This reward will ship in multiple parts. The Light shirt and print will ship in July of 2015. The phone will ship by May of 2016 and the book will follow in June of 2016.

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    The Light Phone! You will receive one of the very first Light Phones. It will come with a mini USB charger, and a SIM card preloaded with at least 500 minutes.

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    The Light Phone, a shirt and the process book. This is our Collector's Package. You will receive one of the first Light Phones, our exclusive Kickstarter shirt and the process book. This reward will ship in multiple parts. The Light shirt will ship in July of 2015. The phone will ship by May of 2016 and the book will follow in June of 2016.

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    2 Light Phones, 2 shirts and 1 process book. This is our Couple's Package, enjoy the light moments together.This reward will ship in multiple parts. The Light shirt will ship in July of 2015. The phone will ship by May of 2016 and the book will follow in June of 2016.

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    4 Light Phones, 4 shirts and 1 process book. This is our Family's package, enjoy the light moments together. This reward will ship in multiple parts. The Light shirt will ship in July of 2015. The phone will ship by May of 2016 and the book will follow in June of 2016.

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